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Old May 24, 2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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Regretting eMac purchase on and off...

I'm not a heavy gamer, but when I bought my eMac last November, I hoped to play games every now and then.

I thought the 7500 in the eMac would get me by, but more and more I find that isn't the truth. It's quite aggrivating. I look at the new 1.25Ghz eMac and wonder if even that would be much better.

I may end up selling this thing and trading up sooner than I thought.
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Old May 24, 2004, 11:20 PM   #2
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I'm not a heavy gamer, but when I bought my eMac last November, I hoped to play games every now and then.

I thought the 7500 in the eMac would get me by, but more and more I find that isn't the truth. It's quite aggrivating. I look at the new 1.25Ghz eMac and wonder if even that would be much better.

I may end up selling this thing and trading up sooner than I thought.
Instead of the ibook i wanted im getting a 1.25 ghz emac soon. (as in 2-3 weeks) If it seems to play games well ill let ya know

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Old May 24, 2004, 11:31 PM   #3
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Looking at your sig, you have a 1 ghz eMac. If you were to use your 1 ghz side by side to a 1.25 the difference would hardly be noticable.
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Old May 24, 2004, 11:41 PM   #4
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I'm not a heavy gamer, but when I bought my eMac last November, I hoped to play games every now and then.

I thought the 7500 in the eMac would get me by, but more and more I find that isn't the truth. It's quite aggrivating. I look at the new 1.25Ghz eMac and wonder if even that would be much better.

I may end up selling this thing and trading up sooner than I thought.
The 7500 is...to put it simply, a 3-year old card. Is there a way to change this out to a 9600? I bought this very 8500 back in the summer of 2002 (it was on the market for a whole year already)...so I think if you could change it out, your eMac could probably hold out a bit longer.
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Old May 25, 2004, 01:50 AM   #5
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the Radeon 9200 in the new eMac is a better processor for sure but the 32MB of video RAM just doesn't cut it any more.

I am a mac lover but if you are looking for a computer in that price bracket, a PC is the way to go if you know how to put one together. It's VERY straight forward.

For the same price as the cheapest eMac, I got:

- Antec Sonata piano finish black quiet case
- Abit AN7 motherboard
- Zalma ZM-NB47J fanless motherboard chipset heatsink
- AMD Athlon XP 2800+ which I have running at about 3300+ speed
- Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu quiet CPU cooler
- 512MB PC3200 Legend performance RAM (2x 256MB in dual channel like a G5)
- ATi Radeon 9600XT graphics card
- Zalman ZM-HP80C silent fanless graphics card cooler
- 80GB Seagate 7200,7 Serial ATA hard drive (like G5)
- Samsumg 16x DVD/52x CD-RW combo drive (way faster and quieter than combo drive even in G5)
- Philips 107S 17" flat CRT display
- Microsoft Multimedia keyboard
- Microsoft optical mouse

Everything is black and matches perfectly. It is also almost completely silent, a lot quieter than the eMac.

I'm sorry to say but this PC whips the eMac's butt performance wise. Now all we need is panther for x86!

Having said all that, my favourite computer out of my 2 is my 1.5GHz 15" PowerBook!
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